Sunday Morning: April 24, 2005
Text: Romans 3:5-18 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man) 6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? 7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? 8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just. 9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood: 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 17 And the way of peace have they not known: 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe (the oracles of God, v2)? shall their unbelief [lack of faith] make the faith (faithfulness) of God without effect?
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Hebrews 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Romans 3:4 God forbid (NO): yea, let God be true, but every man a liar (David); as it is written, That thou (God) mightest be justified in thy sayings (what He says), and mightest overcome (unchargeable) when thou (God) art judged (judgest).
Psalms 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I (David) sinned (confession), and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
Romans 3:5-6 But if our unrighteousness commend [stand with, (acclaim)] the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance [inflicts wrath]? (I speak as a man) 6. God forbid (NO): for then how shall God judge the world?
Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Hebrews 10:30-31 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance [wrath] belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Romans 3:7-8 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory (as you think I say); why yet am I also judged as a sinner? 8. And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation [judgment] is just.
Romans 3:9 What then? are we better than they? (those who slander Paul) No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews (Paul included) and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous [just], no, not one:
Luke 1:6 And they (Zacharias, Elizabeth) were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
Romans 3:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Romans 3:11 There is none that understandeth [present tense], there is none that seeketh [present tense] after God.
Psalms 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
Psalms 53:1-3 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. 2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. 3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Acts 17:26-27 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
Romans 3:12 They are all gone out (to go out you must be in the way) of the way, they are together become unprofitable [useless] ; there is none that doeth [present tense, practice] good, no, not one.
Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Romans 3:13-14 Their throat is an open sepulchre (foul); with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 14 Whose mouth is full [present tense] of cursing and bitterness:
Romans 3:15-16 Their feet are swift to shed blood: 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
Romans 3:17 And the way of peace have they not known:
Romans 3:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Psalms 34:11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
Isaiah 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Deuteronomy 31:12-13 Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law: 13 And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.